William “Bill” Magnuson, 67, of Cottonwood, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 surrounded by family at his new residence, the Golden Living Center, in Olivia.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, July 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood. Interment took place at Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Cottonwood.
William Craig Magnuson was born on July 22, 1945, in Granite Falls, to Grant and Anna (West) Magnuson. He grew up in Cottonwood and graduated from Cottonwood High School. After attending St. Cloud State University for a few years, Bill moved back to Cottonwood. On October 22, 1966, he was united in marriage to Linda Norland at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood. Bill worked as a mudder and painter. After working for Dave Idso for a time, he began his own business: Bill Magnuson Painting. He enjoyed his work and his radio was always tuned to 98.7 out of Pipestone so he could listen to Mylon and Bill play his beloved 60s rock and roll. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He also enjoyed gardening. Bill had a very kind heart and received great pleasure from sharing his produce with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Cottonwood; daughter Maren Magnuson (Scott Van Moer) of Cottonwood, daughter Wendy (Jason) Fischer of Cottonwood; grandchildren Whitney, Kaitlin and Jordan; son Jay (Heidi) Magnuson of Willmar; grandchildren Hunter and Hannah; brother Gary (Ruth) Magnuson of Alexandria; brother-in-law Charles (Gwen) Norland of Cottonwood; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements were with Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors of Marshall, www.rehkamp-horvath.com (507) 532-4522